Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Page: 7-10
An Analysis of College Teachers’ Awareness about Conducting Action Research for Effective Teaching
Saima Naz, Education Department, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, Pakistan
Sufiana Khatoon Malik, Education Department, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, Pakistan
Received: Nov. 8, 2013;       Published: Feb. 28, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140201.12      View  2414      Downloads  159
Abstract
The present research is a conceptual research which addresses college teachers of awareness about the concept and procedure of action research in public sector colleges in Pakistan. It was assumed that college teachers of public sector are not aware about the concept and procedure of action research. Related literature was reviewed in order to generate few descriptive type questions for data collection. Informal interviews and structured interview were held in order to collect data from the staff members. Forty college teachers, including experienced, senior and junior, were selected as sample from different colleges of Rawalpindi Division. The researcher analyzed data in qualitative form. Findings of the study depicts that college teachers are not familiar with technical concept and procedure of action research. However, they do conduct action research regular basis in their class rooms for bringing quality in teaching and learning. Based on findings it was suggested that college teachers might be provided training in how to conduct action research in order to make their teaching effective to get full benefits of action research.
Keywords
College, Teachers, Awareness, Action Research, Effective Teaching, Training
To cite this article
Saima Naz, Sufiana Khatoon Malik, An Analysis of College Teachers’ Awareness about Conducting Action Research for Effective Teaching, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 7-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140201.12
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